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Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,777 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,777
Reviews: 1,522
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 173
Gots: 139 | FT: 4
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
9 Ingredients:
Malts: Northwest Harrington & Klages, Crystal 135-165 & Beeston Chocolate, Rolled Oats & Roasted Barley.
Hops: Cascade.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

15º PLATO
69 IBU
77 AA
135º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 01-30-2001)
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tviz33

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle to pint glass

A- Pours jet black with a tall creamy brown head that sticks around for a while, leaving lots of nice lacing

S- Brown sugar, roasted coffee, oats, and a noticeable hop presence.

T- Fairly sweet, very roasty and earthy. Brown sugar is also detectable. Little alcohol burn, if any, and finishes with some balancing hops.

M- Quite creamy and smooth with a medium body. Low amounts of carbonation. Despite the sweetness, it's not too sticky.

O- A very good oatmeal stout that is about as balanced as can be. Not quite as good as Sam Smith's in my book, however.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 21:50:51 | More by tviz33
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Rudgers73

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber.

A- Dark brown, almost black. Dark tan fizzy head. Very mild carbonation.

S- Rich, burnt, smokey.

T- Very burnt, undertones of charcoal and ash. Slight sweetness trying to peak through but overall very roasty.

M- Definitely a dryer stout. Heavy and chewy.

D- I solid stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2006 02:12:32 | More by Rudgers73
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from the Wegman's in Syracuse

Appearance - Black colour with a huge size fizzy and frothy brown head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, smoke

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and a roasted/burnt flavour. There is also some light touches of dark fruit and a smokiness. It ends with a grainy chocolate aftertaste with some light bitterness.

Overall - Crazy drinkable and delicious. The beer has a fantastic balance and the appearance in the glass is near perfect. Another solid brew from Rogue that deserves its high reviews.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 17:06:52 | More by spinrsx
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Nick3

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Guinness imperial pint glass. Beer is pitch black and forms a frothy, tan colored head. Nose is roasted malts, cocoa, and molasses. Taste is dominated by a roasted bitterness and unsweetened cocoa or dark chocolate. Well balanced and easy to drink. Appropriate carbonation with a medium to full body. Finish is dry with a touch of bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 05:54:20 | More by Nick3
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tconboy

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark jet black with a nice thick tan head, nice thick lacing. Aroma is hoppy, chocolaty, malty, sweet caramel. Great complexity, rich chocolate flavor with nice sweet caramel notes. Very easy to drink because of the incredible balance and smoothness. Definitely glad I picked this up. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 08:16:05 | More by tconboy
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Twerknasty

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start off to say that this beer really smells quite different, and not good in my opinion, the palate differs though. I will start off with the good to say there is plenty of chocolate marsh mellows, but really has quite a bit of medicinal notes that are very present. The beer almost smells like a cleaning agent to some sort, to what causes this i'm not certain. To the palate- a different story. The taste infuses chocolate, cinnamon and gingerbread that has a balance of some bitter hops. I like this beer, but the nose is incredibly weird. One of the few beers where the nose is off, and the taste is on

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2008 04:06:59 | More by Twerknasty
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bunnyhustle

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Been on a stout kick lately and this has to be the highlight so far. Poured from bomber into chalice. This is one hell of a black beer, nick thick and creamy mocha head forms with good retention and average lacing. Smell is of toasted grains, coffee, and a touch of alcohol, something about the smell seems just a little off or out of place. This beer tastes amazing, everything a stout should be. Nice dark, malted grains, a hint of coffee, some chocolate (slightly bitter) and a small touch of hops which I normally dont detect in stouts but I like the presence. The mouthfeel is incredible, nice and thick, low on carbonation, it just seems perfect. The lower ABV makes this an easy drinker. Definitly enjoyed best at a warmer temperature and its meant for slow sipping.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2007 02:22:37 | More by bunnyhustle
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BasementBer

Manitoba (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black, nearly imperceptible to see through. Thick two fingers of brown cookie dough head. Consistent lacing.

S: Chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of toffee.

T: Thick oat flavor all the way through. Great transition from oats in the nose to roastyness from middle to rear. Almost a finish of burnt grain hanging about.

M: Leaves a not too heavy feeling on the palate. Mouthfeel though does take a bit of the 6% with it.

D: Its very good, nothing overpowering or lacking.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 23:25:16 | More by BasementBer
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billyzoom666

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle into a pint glass. A medium pour leaves a thick milk chocolate colored head. It's pitch black with a bit of red tint on top. Big time lacing with this thing. There's a slight scent of chocolate and an almost woody smell. Alcohol is present, but not overpowering. Tastewise, this has a nice hit of smoke up front and then surprises with an almost fruity flavor on the back. What a surprising treat. Good stuff! This is super smooth for a stout. The drinkability is high on this, which could lead to trouble for me. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 04:13:31 | More by billyzoom666
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ckollias

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 22oz bomber out of large snifter glass

A: Dark black with a thick dark brown one-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves a wispy lace.

S: Strong coffee and roasted malt aromas fill the nose. Very pleasant hints of oatmeal and caramel.

T: As with the smell the strong coffee and roasted malts dominate this brew. Dark rich ale with a roasted malt bitterness. Strong chocolate and coffee overtones, with a nice malt background. Slightly hoppy and smooth.

M: Medium body and carbonation

O: Awesome oatmeal stout. Easily drinkable and finished my whole 22oz bomber in no time at all and had wishing I had another.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 22:13:57 | More by ckollias
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drinknewbelgium

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

had this a while ago recovering my notes from last summer

pours black with very tan head that is thick smells of chocolate roasted coffees and malts also there tasted of chocolates with roasted coffee and one can detect the presence of some hops this all mixes together to make one great beer

ive had this beer many times and i definitely recommend it to anybody who loves stouts

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2006 08:12:07 | More by drinknewbelgium
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black. Large head – creamy dark brown, pretty good retention and lacing.

Some nice American hops pop out first – citric and floral. Then some chocolate and roasted sweet malt – strong and nicely balanced.

Sweet thick rich dense malt. Caramel sweetness roasted dark chocolate and lighter espresso notes. Fairly strong American hop flavor (mainly citrus with floral and spicy notes) and medium bitterness. Roasted barley earthy woody bitterness notes. Finishes medium-light bitterness and a little malt and citrus hop sticks around. Creamy oat touch.

Medium-full body, creamy smooth. Medium carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Notes: Now this is a stout. One of the best I’ve had. Stronger/bolder than Sierra Nevada’s. thick and dense stuff, it just keep coming out of the bottle and I am filling.

More Notes: Okay, I feel sick. This is soo much stout. I can’t handle it. You have beaten me Rogue! Death by tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2007 03:46:48 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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champ103

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A great looking stout. Opaque black, no light gets through. A large foamy tan head forms to leave plenty of lace.
S: Plenty of rich malt and oats in the nose. At first smell I would say this is an oatmeal stout.
T: This is a very thick beer with plenty of dark roasted malt and tons of oats and chocolate.
M/D: A creamy and rich beer. Very smooth and easy to drink. A sipping beer only in the since that I want to saver everything.

I would say that this is miss labeled. This seems like an oatmeal stout in every way. Anyway, what ever it is labeled, this is a great stout. A beer that should not be missed.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 07:13:41 | More by champ103
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NickRivers

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A&S - Pours pitch black with plenty of mocha head, smells of coffee, dark malt, bready alcohol, slight hop presence through the smokiness.

T&M - Thick, roasty, smokey, bold malt flavor turns to a thick and sweet coffee end with hints of dark chocolate, balanced throughout by a nice hop flavor and sticky yet crisp mouthfeel.

O - Overall an amazing beer, as a fan of porters I really like this one for its smokiness and hop character as appose to overwhelming chocolate and bready alcohol found in some stouts.

Pretty good stuff, as I mentioned I love porters due to their drinkibility and mouthfeel. Not too many styles have the ability to sip or slurp all the while enjoying every bit of it. I was turned off to the brew in terms of the brewery. Im not attracted to Rogue at all, I don't digg their choice of styles, I wish they made more lighter beers, but after siipping on this one for a bit i've started to appreciate Rogue not as a brewery but as crafters. They really do put a lot of craftsmanship into their products and i've sorta learned to enjoy them as a fine bottle of wine, not comparing it to others like it but rather enjoying each drink for what it is and how much soul the brewer has put into each bottle. Go out and buy one, if your a fan of stouts your in for a treat. Stay thirsty my friends!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 09:01:38 | More by NickRivers
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acrawf6

Louisiana

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a deep black, no light comes through. Dark tand head rests on top for quite a while.

Smell. an instant hoppiness, but under that is a sweet dark chocolate aroma. is sweet and bitter.

Taste. is roasty and chocolatey. i bit hoppy for the style. is nice. has that rogue "kick" i always taste in pretty much all their beers. roasted malts are all over this. they have a small taste of coffee, but not really much- and i wish there was more. aftertaste is also i touch of roasted malts and is bitter.

Mouthfeel is nice. Great balance. good carbonation. lots of hop presence.

Overall a great beer, but i just dont see it as being so high on the top 100 beers. But a truly an excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2006 02:58:40 | More by acrawf6
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brew House Grill

A--Dark brown with a small tan colored head. Very little lacing.

S--Coffee, with hints of chocolate and prune. Not a huge amount of aroma but it is there.

T--Roasted coffee and mild chocolate. A hint of prune / raisin Aftertaste bitter roasted malt (in a good way) and chocolate.

M--Very rich and full bodied. This is a very pleasant and easy drinking full stout.

D--Lovely, refreshing stout. Went well with my AYCE king crab...didnt overpower the meal at all. One I could drink again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2007 11:31:35 | More by Deuane
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DogFood11

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Roasted barley or burnt is all I can think about after the first taste...but as the beer warms it developes a much richer coffee/choclate type taste. at 6% I could drink a few of these and the taste doesnt get old. I've visited the rogue many times and have never bothered to review the beers as i'm too focused on partying but next time I go this is a must to review on tap.

Overall....solid american stout that could please a large demo. nothing to throw a wrench in your palate and well crafted blend of malts and burnt barley taste. thank you rogue. Oh YEAH i almost forgot Rogue beers are priced very modest for how much work is apparent in their brew...thanks again

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2005 05:37:41 | More by DogFood11
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an absolute pitch black with a dark brown one inch head, slowly fading to a solid cap and leaving behind lots of really nice lacing. Very impessive looking.

Smell; chocolate and coffee notes really stand out up front, with roasted malts and little bit of black licorice.

Taste; chocolate coffee as the nose indicated, with bits of rasins and licorice. There's also just a touch of soy sauce, but not to much so. I like the slight hop bitterness that keeps this from being overly sweet. Mouthfeel is just a touch thinner than I would have liked, but still pretty good, and this is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2006 02:02:18 | More by RedHaze
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with tan one-fingered head in snifter. Tons of thick, sticky lacing. Head lingers for some time too.

Smell is heavy with chocolate and dark toasted malt. There is also a hoppy character to it as well.

Taste is heavily dark chocolate and roasted malt. Little bit of coffee and caramel. Lots of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Medium bodied beer.

Overall this was good. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 00:28:53 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definately one of the better stouts. It's a nice dark black color, I couldn't see any light through it. It was like a black hole or something. The head didn't last too long, but it was a reddish/brown color, almost burnt sienna color. The taste was like a cappacino with some hints of olives. The after taste was more or a smooth semi-chocolately one. All in all, a good buy, and stands up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2003 19:47:27 | More by JISurfer
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MaxxDaddy

New York

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Jet black with light caramel head. Aroma had a hint of coffee and chocolate. Very smooth beer, and the mild chocolate aftertaste was great. Wasn’t a very sweet chocolate, but rather bitter. Guinness was basically the only other stout I had tried before this one, and I must say this was an eye-opener. Excited to try more now.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 17:10:09 | More by MaxxDaddy
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nanchen

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At first, I didn't like it, because it was NOT syrupy and like drinking coffee-flavored motor oil. Perhaps, this was because we had been talking about Dark Lord for a bit. But now that I think about it, I think I was too quick to rush a judgment. What struck me most was the mouthfeel, which was smooth and almost watery, as opposed to the thick viscosity of the russian imperial style stouts. But perhaps, because it's not one of those hit you in the face stouts, it makes for a more drinkable beverage, like I could have more than one glass. Likewise, the roasted malt flavors and coffee-ness are more subdued, I think I even got a bit of dark chocolate in there too, but it doesn't coat your tongue or leave a lasting coffee bitterness. All in all, I'd like to try this again and I won't shy away from buying it next chance I get.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 14:11:41 | More by nanchen
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BretSikkink

Mexico

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served dark black in a large chalice - too cold from the bar tap, as usual. Looks like a soda at first, but the tight brown foam sticks very closely to the glass. Awesome lacing. Nose is remarkably hoppy, citrus backed up by espresso. The profile in the taste cuts both ways: strong, bracing hops meet in the middle, crashing into waves of coffee and roasted barley. Very aggressive, with a creamy mouthfeel that belies the huge flavor. Super hoppy stout, and still a favorite after all these years.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2010 02:52:14 | More by BretSikkink
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nycwinter

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared a bomber with a fellow advocate. I got the second pour and the sediment in my mug.

A= Dark brown head that disappeared half way through, atop perfect darkness.

S= Tart dark chocolate covered cherries.

T= A little watery for a stout, but plenty of bitter smokey chocolate in the aftertaste. Bitterness is also a little citrusy.

M= Medium-heavy body and minimal carbonation.

D= Very drinkable with its low ABV (compared to some of its compadres). I could see this as a good session stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 02:27:51 | More by nycwinter
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

Poured a realy dark brown, with tawny highlights around the edges. A beautiful fluffy mocha head rose to fill the tulip and took its time fading away. Sticky, spider web lacing coats the inside of my glass.

Smell is of roasted grains, chocolate, flakey oats and a touch of espresso. Everything is there in equal parts.

More flakey oats and chocolate with a roasted maltiness. There is a bit of grapefruity hops that poke through in the finish. Nice.

Smooth, not silky, but smooth. Carbonation is right where it should be.

Very enjoyable and well-crafted. An easy drinker, especially at 6%.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2008 14:05:39 | More by ColForbinBC
Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout from Rogue Ales
93 out of 100 based on 2,777 ratings.